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Politics of Friday, 10 February 2023


I have fulfilled 2015 promise of change – Buhari boasts

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President Muhammdu Buhari believes his government has fulfilled the 'change' promise made to Nigerians.

He stressed that his government has fulfilled promises it made to Nigerians in several sectors of the economy.

The President made this known in Ugwuogo Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State at the commissioning and handing over of the Federal Government Housing Estate in the State on Thursday, February 9.

Recall that before the 2015 Presidential election, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the government made ‘change mantra’ the cardinal point of its campaign.

Buhari’s speech was read by his representative, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

“When our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, sought your mandate to form the Government in 2015, one of the things we promised was change.

“This housing estate is an example of the fulfilment of that promise of change,” Buhari said.

While lauding the Enugu State Government for proving the land space, the President described it as a good example of some of the developmental possibilities that inter-governmental collaboration can provide, adding that “I am optimistic that with the provision of more land, the Federal Government certainly can do more.”

He disclosed the Housing Scheme across the country had created jobs and boosted the economy of micro, small and medium-size businesses, who he said were the ones that won the contracts to build the houses.

Buhari said, “our desire and commitment towards improving the human condition and our message of change have another facet beyond job creation.

“It responds to those who have long aspired to own a home and that dream has come true with this project.”

Onyeama, on behalf of the President announced that the Federal Government had redeemed the pledge made to the glorious Super Eagles in 1994 for winning the African Cup of Nations.

“It is better late than never and I have approved allocation to redeem the outstanding allocation to 22 members of the Super Eagles in National Housing Estate in their State of choice and their keys and title documents will be handed over at the commissioning in their State, while the remainder of the housing is allocated to willing members of the public,” he further stated.